A truly dramatic landscape that has to be seen to be believed. Over many thousands of years, the elements have chiselled the sandstone, slate and limestone rock into strange and precarious formations. The Valley of the Rocks sits near the edge of Exmoor, where moorland plunges into cliffs to meet the sea, making for some superb walking. Start at the coastal town of Lynton, to the east of the Valley, for a circular five mile ramble that takes in moors, clifftops and stunning views across the Valley and out to sea. Don't forget to pack a picnic.
There is a sense of drama in the landscape here that makes it an exciting area to explore. With so many spectacular walks to enjoy, there is always a reason to return. This is the North coast at its best.